• 00:23

    Chris Gibbons - The Father of Economic Gardening

    in Entrepreneur


    This week’s program will feature Christian Gibbons, Director of Business/Industry Affairs in Littleton, Colorado and co-inventor (along with city manager Jim Woods) of “Economic Gardening,” an entrepreneurial approach to economic development. Mr. Gibbons has run this project for the City of Littleton for 24 years. From the period 1990 to 2009 the number of jobs in Littleton nearly doubled from 15,000 to 30,000 and sales tax revenues more than tripled from $6 to $21 million. The City did not recruit one industry during this period, nor did it offer one cent in incentives or tax rebates.


    Mr. Gibbons received a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Oklahoma in 1973 and worked for the City of Oklahoma City and San Bernardino County, California before establishing his own consulting firm in 1977. From 1977 to 1987 he consulted on a variety of community and economic development projects in Colorado, Wyoming and California. Mr. Gibbons has been married to his wife Diane for 42 years and they have two adult sons.

  • 00:46

    Talking Gardening with Amanda Thomsen (Kiss My Aster)

    in Gardening

    A chance for me to chat with one of the most unique personalities in the gardening world. We'll talk gardening trends, ugly plants, underrated plants, her blog and her awesomely reviewed book - "Kiss My Aster".   

  • 00:31

    Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL) Impacting Florida's Economy

    in Entrepreneur

    Our guest this week is Fran Korosec, Director of Client Services for the Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL). Learn how this public/private partnership is helping to support entrepreneurship and create jobs in Florida.

    Fran Korosec is the Director of Client
    Services for The Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL) at the University of Central Florida. Fran oversees all aspects of the GrowFL program, including administration and outreach, technical assistance, CEO forums and roundtables. Fran brings 25 years of experience in management consulting, integration services, technology development, & manufacturing. He is a seasoned executive with a unique combination of business development/sales, program management, and technical expertise.

    Economic gardening is an entrepreneurial economic development tool that embraces strategies to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state. By assisting entrepreneurs, economic developers are planting the seeds for a stronger economy and supportive environments where companies can thrive and prosper.

  • 01:29

    Economic Justice and Mindful Consumerism.

    in Spirituality

    What role does the average person play in the grand scheme of things and how do our shopping habits contribute to either a just or injust economic and social order?  We are actually more powerful than we think, and our everyday shopping patterns contribute greatly to the state of the world around us.  In this episode I will discuss what I see as being the practice of Mindful Consumerism, and how we can make a conscious effort to change the world around us for the better. http://www.hermetictemple.com

  • 00:34

    Learn about Straw Bale Gardening with My Guest, Author Joel Karnsten

    in Prepping

    I had the honor of interviewing Joel and leaving tremendously encouraged about this method of gardening. As I think and prepare for my elderly years, gardening is not something I am willing to give up simply due to physical limitations and straw bale gardening sounds just like the ticket to keep at it! It is not only for the 'seasoned' gardener, as Joel puts it, but it is great for so many other circumstances and living environments.


    He is going to be one of the speakers you can learn from FOR FREE at the Home Grown Food Summit! (bit.ly/HomeGrownFoodSummit) But you'll want to register SOON . You'll see several people with whom you are likely familiar.


    Links to connect with Joel:
    www.StrawBaleGardens.com
    www.Facebook.com/LearnToGrowAStrawBaleGarden


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    www.YourPreparationStation.com
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  • 00:15

    Community Gardens: National Gardening Organizations, USDA Farmers Mkt

    in Gardening

    Greetings!  Here are the segments for todays show.


    1)  American Community Gardening Association


    2)  USDA Farmers Market Update


    3)  National Gardening Association


    4)  Kids Gardening


    5)  Reminders on 10% OFF your purchases at selected National ONLINE stores


    6) Reminder of my Books and AudioBooks


    Thanks! 


    Have a GREAT Community Garden Day!


    Mary K. Hukill, Author and Host


    Books and AudioBooks:  Community Garden Revolution and


                                            Community Garden Revolution Notes!


    www.natesamericanmadestore.com and get 10% OFF at the checkout on your Garden Equipment and Tools.  Put in the promo code word "comgar15" for your Discount.


    www.tropiflora.com and see what 10% Discount you can receive on your first Order. Enjoy such wonderful Tropical plants and their huge list of Bromeliads.  


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  • 01:50

    Composting and Hay Bale Gardening

    in Politics Conservative

    One of the secrets to a great garden is what you feed it. You control the garden's diet and what you get out of it is directly related to what you put into it. Composting is going to be a key ingredient to feeding your garden, keeping the soil alive and healthy, and making sure you are reusing the stuff that is coing out of the home rather than adding it to the refuse mountains growing around the nation.


    We will also discuss "Hay Bale Gardening". This is the method of using bales of straw as containers to hold and grow your plants. When I first heard about this, I thought it was just kind of a lazy urban thing that was trending, but as I continue to study and learn about it, I find it is a really great way to add to your gardening skills for a good many reasons.


    We always want to have you share your gardening, or any other skills oyu have, with the listeners. You can do this by calling in to 347-308-8790 and speaking with the call screener.


    Hope to see you there!


    Scout   

  • 00:38

    WIOA: Measuring Economic Impact

    in Jobs

    WIOA: Measuring Economic Impact


    Wednesday, March 4th  |  1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST


    WIOA calls on workforce boards to track and report some new data elements including credentials attainment, measurable skills gain, training-related costs, and employer engagement. These figures each contribute to the economic impact a board has on its community and region. Boards are in various stages of readiness to track and meet these requirements.  How can your board position itself for better and more consistent data collection, decreased lag time for reporting, and measuring the 'intangibles' like work readiness in a more meaningful way?  Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) turns labor market data into useful information that helps organizations understand the connection between economies, people, and work.  Join host Ron Painter and EMSI's consulting team for a discussion of best practices already in use by boards around the U.S. and a punch list of steps you can take now for improved measurement of your economic impact in the age of WIOA.


    Special Guests:


    Brian Points, Director of Consulting Services, EMSI


    John Hawkins, Senior Consultant, Workforce and Economic Development, EMSI

  • 01:41

    The Truth Perspective - Surviving the Economic Collapse, with Fernando Aguirre

    in Prepping

    This week’s guest on The Truth Perspective is Fernando “Ferfal” Aguirre. Fernando was a firsthand witness of the many tumultuous changes that occurred in the early 2000’s when Argentina saw a collapse in its economy. Finding a whole new and dangerous set of circumstances under which he was living, he had to find new approaches to the challenges of daily living, providing for his family, and keeping them in safety.


    Fernando is the author of Surviving the Economic Collapse, which is an account of his many experiences and the insights he has gleaned from them. He is also well known for his Blog, Survival in Argentina, where he regularly posts information about what he sees in the world today, as well as daily tips and reviews of survival products: http://ferfal.blogspot.com/


    The Truth Perspective is brought to you by the SOTT Radio Network and SOTT.net, your one-stop source for independent, unbiased, alternative news and commentary on world events.


    Live every Saturday from 2-4pm EST / 11am-1pm PST / 7-9pm CET.

  • 00:46

    A chat with Michelle Gervais - senior editor at Fine Gardening magazine

    in Gardening

    A chance for me to learn all of the ins and outs that come with being an editor at the most prestigious gardening magazine (Fine Gardening) around.    

  • 00:44

    Let's Get Cooking: Gardening with Host Lori Frazee

    in Cooking

    Join Lori as she chats about getting your garden going, so you can reap the benefits of REAL fresh from farm to table, Your own!!!!

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